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pings at my router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MyeyesHurt, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. MyeyesHurt

    MyeyesHurt Thread Starter

    Apr 19, 2000
    hey there,

    On our internet router's syslogs, as usual I see tons and tons of ping attempts coming in.

    But the thing is, the destination addresses for some of them don't belong to us.
    Our range of public ip's is *.*.*.41 through *.*.*.58
    Yet traffic aimed at *.*.*.74 is coming to our router. Among other destinations of course.

    I wouldn't mind so much except for the amount of traffic trying to come in is immense and occasionally puts a damper on our bandwidth.

    Is there something that I should do on the router to stop this?
    Or is this an issue to take up with our ISP (As if they've got some routing issue pointing traffic towards our router?)

    Thank ya
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    There is nothing you can do, and nothing your ISP can do. Welcome to the wild wild west of the Internet. :D This is the most recent worm looking for victims, just be glad the router is blocking the request. FWIW, I have disabled the respond to ping on my router, no reason to tell them anyone even lives here. :D
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